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Poster: Kitten69 Date: Nov 1, 2009 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

If it's a Google scanned book. Click on Read Online and the pdf will open. Find the relevant page.

I'm using a Mac but so I'd press Control and click the mouse on the page. Dialog box asks me what I want to to - Download file to desktop. Right clicking on a PC would do the same thing.

You've now downloaded a single page as a jpeg.

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Poster: mac-d Date: Nov 2, 2009 3:44am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

My thanks to everyone who responded to my post.

I feel a complete fool; the solution was staring me in the face and I completely overlooked it. I will set out where I went wrong and what I should have done, in case there is anyone out there as daft as I am.

What I was doing was that, once I had identified the page I was interested in, I went to "File" and "Print". All this produced was the peripheral information and no text. The correct procedure in full is as follows. Go to "Read on line" and scroll to the relevant page. At the top of the window containing the text is a Print icon. Clicking on this will print the page. Simplicity itself!

I must apologize to all of you who troubled to tackle this non-problem and, indeed, to Google for implying that there was a difficulty with their system.

Mike

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Poster: garthus Date: Nov 2, 2009 7:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Mike,

Of course the real question is why the 'fools' at Google took a perfectly functioning site and obfuscated and bastardized it to the point where most people will just pay them a fee to do what should be obvious, 'download a public access document'. It aggravates me when technology is not used to optimize our lives, but instead, to manipulate them so some greedy XXXXXX,s can make money with no regard to the wasted time of other people.

Gerry
Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Nov 3, 2009 1:36am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Gerry, is always us unpaid people who have to fix, or find a way to get something working, which highly paid people, put into place.

My theory therefore is, if they paid a lot less money, to IT experts and management, things would go lots better, as they would no longer have to prove themselves, by seeing how complicated they can make the most basic thing.

After all, everybody knows what "Print" means, except the experts at Google, maybe they are just highly paid consultants, that dont know how to do anything, but just advise on how it should be done, but not how to do it.

There is a difference, that only consultants understand. thats why they make $20,000 per hour. And the workers, $20 per hour.

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